Setting Up a New Netbook…

There’s nothing I enjoy more (in my geekiness at least) than setting up a new computer.

It’s just so much fun!

Setting it up, getting rid of all the fluff that goes with it, sorting out making sure all the drivers and such are up to date, and that’s just the start of it!

It’s like getting a fresh start.

A brand new chance to start with a clean slate.

Sure it’s only a netbook, but it does what I wanted it to, which is run tweetdeck, skype, and spotify, while being able to read blogs, or write my own (hi from my netbook!). It does what it says on the tin basically.

And it means I get to stay connected with you all during X Factor without having to sit at the computer, which has been giving me sore hips and a very stiff lower back.

So, I’ve put the free version of AVG on here, I have everything driver/windows update-esque up to date.

I’ve got my Firefox, Tweetdeck, Skype, Windows Live Essentials (MSN, Windows Live Writer etc),Spotify, Open Office, and Google Notifier installed. What have I missed? Can anyone think of anything?

Now excuse me while I spend time sitting on my butt, catching up on blogs, and watching Hollyoaks Later…

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16 Comments

  1. October 27, 2010 / 8:15 pm

    woohoo, I love a new geeky toy myself. Can’t think of anything you have missed but if I do I will come back to you. I use AVG too, its great. What about Spybot? or some malware detector? Jen

  2. October 27, 2010 / 9:12 pm

    Hmm, I’ve never really used anything like that before… what is it for?

  3. October 27, 2010 / 9:56 pm

    Anti virus doesn’t necessarily pick up malware as it really only searches for viruses. Download Spybot Search and Destroy, its a free program and it is excellent for picking up all the crap. Run it on whatever you have been using up until now, you will be surprised at what needs to be cleared off:)

  4. October 27, 2010 / 10:48 pm

    Ahh I see… it will be top of my list of things to do that aren’t housework tomorrow. 😉 (that list always gets completed… hehe)

  5. October 27, 2010 / 10:53 pm

    Oh my goodness, I get so frustrated with technology. I’m grateful that people like you who can help people like me exist.

  6. October 28, 2010 / 5:07 am

    You, my sweet, are a total geek.

    (so am I.) <3

  7. Fiona
    October 28, 2010 / 5:40 am

    How embarassing! – I don’t even know what any of those things are!
    That’s why I MARRIED a geek 😉

  8. October 28, 2010 / 8:19 am

    Don’t go too mad or it will grind to a halt!! 🙂

  9. October 28, 2010 / 11:02 am

    I still find it interesting (and wonderful!) that so many bloggers are not so good with technology, yet you can still run a wonderful blog, which looks great as well as the writing being good! 😀

  10. October 28, 2010 / 11:03 am

    Geeks unite! hehe 🙂 xx

  11. October 28, 2010 / 11:03 am

    Hehe, I am still not as geeky as some, but I do love tinkering about with a computer. Don’t ever ask me to built one from scratch though… that’s SO not something I’d ever want to do!

  12. October 28, 2010 / 11:04 am

    I won’t! I’ve stopped downloading things now. 🙂 hehe

  13. October 28, 2010 / 2:03 pm

    I’m sorry but you can never meet my husband. I wouldn’t be able to stop the pair of you and I definitely wouldn’t get a word in edgeways!!

  14. October 28, 2010 / 5:16 pm

    well worth it so don’t forget. I will track you down on Twitter later and check 😀 Jen

  15. October 28, 2010 / 6:52 pm

    I did it this afternoon! 😛

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